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Mr. Fixit
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I’m in Southeast Virginia.  I’ve lived in a camper off and on for several years. The last 3 have been without any water hookup and 20 amps of electricity run from an extension cord. Although I’ve done a bit of research, I’ve yet to build the systems that I want to experiment with to make my place truly self sufficient. I ultimately want to be able to park in the middle of nowhere if I chose without suffering total loss of any function and have little to no operational expense. Fortunately, I have some vehicles that I can liquidate to help finance my experiments.

I’ve been self employed in the Automotive field for 7 years. The last 3 years, I’ve simply rented a lot or a shop for work and just parked my camper there.  It has saved me the expense of  having another payment simply for a place to rest my head and my fuel expenses dropped as I have never have had to drive home from work.

I think I’m getting to a point where I’m emotionally ready to take a giant leap. You see…I am not a big fan of being in this area. Being originally from Minnesota in a town of 300 people, all I see is greed here. Besides that, I honestly don’t feel safe for a number of reasons. The reason I decided to join this site is that I’m hoping to find like minded individuals to help me with advice, help and motivation to make such a change as I would like to do for them.  I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that I’ve never been so uncertain of the future of my environment as I have been as of late. Honestly, I’m frightened and it’s not just for myself.